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Old 10 March 2006, 17:15   #11
Country: UK - Wales
Town: West Wales
Make: Vipermax 5.8, SR4.7
Length: 5m +
Engine: 150 Opti, F50EFi
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 6,298
Nice A frame

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Old 11 March 2006, 08:12   #12
Country: USA
Town: Marblehead, MA
Boat name: Bouncy Pumpkin
Make: Avon Searider 5.4
Length: 5m +
Engine: Evinrude 90 E-TEC
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 390
Nice RIB, looks like a fair price. Some serious bits of hardware on there, from the a-frame to the tow bollard. Always good to welcome another ribber from the US!

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Old 11 March 2006, 08:38   #13
Country: France
Town: Plougastel-Daoulas
Boat name: Kristha
Make: Narwhal HD580
Length: 5m +
Engine: Tohatsu 90hp TLDI
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 41
Is that a bowhunting stand on the A-frame ?

Nice hull too, better than the civilian version of the 90s by the look of it
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Old 13 October 2006, 10:41   #14
Country: Canada
Town: Tobermory, Canada eh
Boat name: Verius
Make: Zodiac Hurricane 590
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yamaha F150
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,345
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I appreciate it's been a while since ths thread surface, but Jimmy, I have had a 590 for 10 years and there's not a thing I would change about the boat. It's small enough that I can trail it easily, but big enough that it can take on most weather easily.

I envy your twin engines though. I use a single Yamaha 150. It has been very reliable, but TWICE, I have blown a cylinder which cost $8000 to replace each time. (I replaced the entire power head.. effectively a new motor). Fortunately, both times it happened, I was close to my home port... Otherwise, it runs like a clock! ;-)
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Old 29 October 2006, 17:43   #15
Country: USA
Town: Portland Oregon
Boat name: ProZac
Make: Zodiac CZ7
Length: 7m +
Engine: Evinrude 150 DI x 2
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 3
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The boat you have pictured belonged to my Co., the Inflatable Boat center, in Portland Oregon. It started with twin Suzuki 75's. The rack in the back was custom built to hold an ice chest/fish box as we did do alot of fishing from the boat. We held them down with white water 1" straps. There was also a yellow box that went across, in front of the transom with 2 hatch lids on it that we kept 2 18 gallon fuel bladders in to extend our range. My wife and friends also used them for a comfortable seat. I fished that boat across the Columbia River Bar and had several trips into Canada including across the Straits. These boats are Commercial/Military grade hand laid fibreglass reinforced hulls with a 1680 D Hypalon tube set. You have purchased a very nice and well built boat capable of going just about anywhere you can stand.
I now have a CZ7 24' Zodiac Hurricane with twin 150's on it and just completed a 4 month trip to Alaska and back, driving and towing it behind my 42' trawler.
Good Luck, sorry I am so late in responding but I just returned.
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Old 29 October 2006, 19:38   #16
Country: USA
Town: Anchorage
Boat name: Trojan
Make: Zodiac Hurricane 590
Length: 5m +
Engine: Twin Yamaha 70's
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 72

Very interesting to find the previous owner of my boat after so long. This boat has been on some travels it seems. It is as you say, exteremely capable, and I have not been scared enough to run from weather yet. It is set up exactly as you had it, Even still have the bladders. One began to leak at a seam this year though, so I though it best to retire them. I am planning to put a cabin on the back this year, and to raise the front deck to about 3 inches over the level of the tubes and put a 55 gallon tank under the rased deck forward of the console, as lots of fuel is required to go fishing up here. I am also going to remove the yellow box and put three suspension seats in the rear to make riding easier on the older passengers I seem to allways have.

"Ribbed, for her pleasure"
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Old 01 November 2006, 12:48   #17
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Abersoch and Wirral`
Boat name: Pitch
Make: Zodiac CZ7
Length: 7m +
Engine: 2x Evinrude 175 Etec
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 87
Yo Zodman, great to come across another CZ7 owner


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Old 02 November 2006, 18:23   #18
Country: UK - Wales
Town: swansea
Boat name: Too Blue
Length: 8m +
Engine: Suzuki DT225
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 12,791
Is it a trawler yacht you have - or just a trawler??? What's it like towing a big RIB for long periods of time?

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